Bulbophyllum inciferum J.J.Verm. 1993 SECTION Peltopus Schlechter 1913

TYPE Drawing by Vermeullen


Common Name The Anvil Shaped Bulbophyllum [refers to the anvil shaped callus on the adaxial side of the lip]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm] wide - .6" [1.5 cm] long

Found in eastern New Guinea in forests at elevations around 2000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome with .08 to .16" {.2 to .4 cm] between each ovoid, not to hardly flattened pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, elliptic, acute apically, shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late spring on a single, pendulous, peduncle 1.4 to 4.4" [3.5 to 11 cm] long, with 2 bracts, 2 to 6" [5 to 15 cm] long overall, rachis single flowered inflorescence with tubular, acuminate apically floral bracts and carrying moderately opening flowers with ochre sepals suffused with purple towards the apex, petals white, the lip is ocher often suffused with purple, a purple callus with a white crest and the column is white.

Synonyms Peltopus incifer (J.J.Verm.) Szlach. & Marg. 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchid Monographs Vol 7 Vermeullen 1993 drawing fide;